I've been to Bali numerous times, either to shoot a wedding, pre-wedding, or even for holidays. But this is the first time, I went to Bali doing something completely different, a little deeper than usual... Yup, this time I carried my scuba diving gears and went for scuba diving in Bali. I left my kids at home, brought the wife and a few friends, amongst them are our previous clients who have become my diving buddies, Andry and Enzy.
We went to two different diving sites, Tulamben on the first day, and to Nusa Penida on the second day. Tulamben is one of the most famous diving site in the world, in fact, it is the top 15 diving site in the world. One of the greatest attraction in Tulamben is the Ship Wreck Liberty that sunk right off the coast, and the beautiful Coral Garden around the area as well. The water is supposedly very calm and very clear. Yes, supposedly... Sadly when we got there, the waves were so high that we had to wait a few hours before we even could get in, and when we got into the water the waves were still very rough and caused the water to be murky. In short, we didn't enjoy the dives very much that day.
On the second day, we went to Nusa Penida, famous for the two things, Mata Rays and Sunfish, or as the locals call it, Mola Mola. Mola Mola is a 4 meter tall fish that literally looks like a sail. They travel along the East Australian Current or the EAC (watch Nemo). IF you ever decide to dive here, make sure you wear a full diving suit, plus a vest and maybe a hood so that your brain don't freeze, because the water is extremely cold.
Well, we saw plenty of Manta Rays, but unfortunately no Sunfish. But all in all, the trip was an unforgettable one and I will defintely be back for more dives here. During the trip we managed to take a few underwater shots for you to enjoy, courtesy of Andry (our future underwater photographer :p).